Boeing and U.S. Navy Complete First Super Hornet IRST Block II Flight

January 15, 2020 – For the first time, Boeing and the U.S. Navy flew an F/A-18 Super Hornet equipped with an Infrared Search & Track (IRST) Block II pod in late 2019. IRST Block II is a critical component of the Block III Super Hornet. The Block III conversion will include enhanced network capability, longer range with conformal fuel tanks,…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 31, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $1,926,811,724 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost reimbursable contract. This contract procures recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Air Systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 30, 2019

North Star Scientific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is awarded an $11,955,975 firm-fixed-price order (N68335-20-F-0025) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-19-G-0037). This order continues research and development efforts under Small Business Innovation Research Phase III topic N06-125 entitled “L-Band Solid-State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms.” Additionally, it provides for the production and delivery of 55 Link-16 compatible high power…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 27, 2019

Gaghan JV Two,* Alexandria, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0001); LLB Enterprises LLC,* Stafford, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0002); Argus-CJW JV LLC,* Leesburg, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0003); Signature-Renovations LLC,* Capital Heights, Maryland (N40080-19-D-0004); Snodgrass JV,* Annapolis, Maryland (N40080-19-D-0005); and JCMCS,* Washington, District of Columbia (N40080-19-D-0006) were awarded a $19,800,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the exercise of option one for…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 26, 2019

Sealift Inc. of Oyster Bay, New York, (N32205-20-C-6173) is awarded a $7,920,000 firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursable elements, for the Army ammunition prepositioning vessel M/V LTC John U. D. Page. This contract includes a seven-month based period with four one-year option periods and one four-month option period which, if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,103,000. Work…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 23, 2019

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $121,720,015 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-2112 for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components. This contract includes an option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $140,070,875. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (93%) and Schenectady, New York (7%). Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy) and 2020…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 20, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $1,955,776,266 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2301 for the detail design and construction of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant ships (MMSC). The awarded contract includes associated cost-plus-fixed-fee class design and related material and firm-fixed-price integrated data environment. The MMSC is based on the freedom variant of the Navy…

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P-8A Poseidon to Support Chilean-Led Search for C-130

December 11, 2019 – U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) directed U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command to deploy a P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft to Punta Arenas, Chile Dec. 10 to support the South American nation’s ongoing search for a Chilean Air Force C-130 Hercules that went missing in the Drake Passage while transporting 38 passengers and crew to the Antarctic. In…

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JMSDF, RCN, RAN & US Navy Conduct Bilateral Annual Exercise ‘19

November 11, 2019 – The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) and the U.S. Navy began their bilateral maritime field exercise, Annual Exercise ‘19, in the waters surrounding Japan, Nov. 10. The annual bilateral exercise provides the two allies the ability to practice and evaluate coordination procedures and interoperability elements while further building on bilateral relationships. “The bonds between JMSDF and…

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US & Bangladesh Navies Begin CARAT 2019

November 4, 2019 – The U.S. and Bangladesh navies kicked off Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Bangladesh 2019 with an opening ceremony held at the School of Maritime Warfare and Tactics (SMWT) in Chattogram, Nov. 4. The CARAT exercise series, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is designed to address shared maritime security concerns and strengthen partnerships. Bangladesh has been a…

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Marines Embark Merchant Vessel to Provide Security in Strait of Hormuz Transit

October 31, 2019 – Marines and Sailors deployed with Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Central Command (FASTCENT) Company, assigned to Naval Amphibious Force, Task Force 51/5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (TF 51/5th MEB), embarked on a Military Sealift Command time chartered vessel in the Arabian Gulf to provide security during a Strait of Hormuz transit Oct. 21. Task Force 51/5th MEB has…

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Then and Now: Midway and the U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier

By Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller III, Commander, Naval Air Forces/Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet October 22, 2019 – Midway. The mere mention of it warms the heart of a U.S. aircraft carrier Sailor. At Midway Island, American aircraft carriers secured the greatest victory in our Navy’s history and changed the course of World War II. The aviators who…

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